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TOSEC: The Old School Emulation Center

The Old School Emulation Center (TOSEC) is a retrocomputing initiative dedicated to the cataloging and preservation of software, firmware and resources for microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. The main goal of the project is to catalog and audit various kinds of software and firmware images for these systems.


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******************************* The Old School Emulation Center 28/12/2012 Hello, and welcome to a brand new TOSEC release! Just a quick one before the end of the year, LOTS of new Commodore images added. Many thanks to the tireless efforts of Crashdisk, mai, Duncan Twain and new helpers AntiPontifex and IguanaC64. On the ISO side, I'm happy to report the NTSC-US Games DAT is now 100% complete and verified, due to the above and beyond efforts of Maddog, atreyu187 and all the boys at Dumpcast....
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The Old School Emulation Center (TOSEC) is a retrocomputing initiative dedicated to the cataloging and preservation of software, firmware and resources for arcade machines, microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles. The main goal of the project is to catalog and audit various kinds of software and firmware images for these systems. As of release 2013-04-13, TOSEC catalogs over 270 unique computing platforms and continues to grow. As of this time the project had identified and...
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The Amiga CD32, styled "CD32" (code-named "Spellbound"), was the first 32-bit CD-ROM based video game console released in western Europe, Australia, Canada and Brazil. It was first announced at the Science Museum in London, United Kingdom on 16 July 1993, and was released in September of the same year. The CD32 is based on Commodore's Advanced Graphics Architecture chipset, and is of similar specification to the Amiga 1200 computer. Using 3rd-party devices, it is possible to...
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The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. The machine was named Spectrum by Sinclair to highlight the machine's color display, compared with the black-and-white of its predecessor, the ZX81. The Spectrum was ultimately released as eight different models, ranging from the entry level model with 16 kB RAM released in 1982 to the ZX Spectrum +3 with 128 kB RAM and built in floppy disk drive in 1987; together they sold in...
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The Atari ST was a home computer released by Atari Corporation in 1985. The "ST" officially stands for "Sixteen/Thirty Two", which referrs to the Motorola 68000's 16-bit external bus and 32-bit internals. Introduced for $800/$1000 (monochrome or color monitor), it sold into the early 1990s. Memory size ranged from 512k to 4mb. Heralded as Atari's flagship graphics machine, it competed against the Commodore Amiga and Acorn Archimedes, grabbing a significant foothold in the...
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The CDTV (an acronym for "Commodore Dynamic Total Vision", a backronym of an acronym for "Compact Disk Television", giving it a double meaning) was a multimedia platform developed by Commodore International and launched in 1991. On a technological level it was essentially a Commodore Amiga 500 home computer in a Hi-Fi style case with a single-speed CD-ROM drive. Commodore marketed the machine as an all-in-one home multimedia appliance rather than a computer. As such, it...
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TOSEC PIX Collection: MSX (2013-04-13 Version)
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The VIC-20 (Germany: VC-20; Japan: VIC-1001) is an 8-bit home computer which was sold by Commodore Business Machines. The VIC-20 was announced in 1980, roughly three years after Commodore's first personal computer, the PET. The VIC-20 was the first computer of any description to sell one million units. The VIC-20 was intended to be more economical than the PET computer. It was equipped with only 5 kB of RAM (of this, only 3583 bytes were available to the BASIC programmer) and used the same MOS...
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The Amstrad CPC (short for Colour Personal Computer) is a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Amstrad between 1984 and 1990. It was designed to compete in the mid-1980s home computer market dominated by the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, where it successfully established itself primarily in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and the German-speaking parts of Europe. The series spawned a total of six distinct models: The CPC464, CPC664, and CPC6128 were highly successful...
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The Watara Supervision, known as the QuickShot Supervision in the UK, was a monochrome handheld gaming system released in 1992 to compete with Nintendo's successful Game Boy. Launched at $49.95, the Supervision's cut-throat pricing meant the system suffered from a poor quality screen and lack of well-received game titles. Numerous versions of the game system were produced by third-party marketing and distribution partners as a result of Watra's outsourcing business methodology. A total of 68...
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MSX was the name of a standardized home computer architecture, first announced by Microsoft in June 16, 1983, conceived by Kazuhiko Nishi, then Vice-president at Microsoft Japan and Director at ASCII Corporation. It is said that Microsoft led the project as an attempt to create unified standards among hardware makers. Despite Microsoft's involvement, the MSX-based machines were seldom seen in the United States, but were popular mostly in Japan, the Middle East, Brazil, the Soviet Union, the...
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Atari (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Sega (2013-04-13 Version)
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NEC's PC Engine was released in 1987 in Japan, and later in 1989 in North America as the TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem. The first entry in the fourth generation of gaming, the system competed with the popular Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, and Super Famicom/Super Nintendo. The PC-Engine was notable for its unique HuCard (Hudson Card) format, which placed games on cards approximately the thickness, and slightly longer than, a credit card. The first system to have a CD-ROM peripheral, the...
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Apple (2013-04-13 Version)
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The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform. It is IBM model number 5150, and was introduced on August 12, 1981. It was created by a team of engineers and designers under the direction of Don Estridge of the IBM Entry Systems Division in Boca Raton, Florida. Alongside "microcomputer" and "home computer", the term "personal computer" was already in use before 1981. It was...
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Amstrad (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Sony (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Nintendo (2013-04-13 Version)
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Electrotechnical Laboratory developed ETL Mark IV transistor computer in 1957 after developing ETL Mark III in 1956. ETL Mark IV used dynamic circuits just like ETL Mark III but used junction type transistors not point contact type ones used for ETL Mark III. The clock was synchronous, single-phase and 180KHz, and a high-speed magnetic drum was used for the memory unit (memory capacity 1000 words). Development was done by Takahashi Shigeru, Nishino Hiroyuki, Matsuzaki Isokazu, Kondo Kaoru, Aiso...
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Microsoft (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Tandy Radio Shack (2013-04-13 Version)
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Kaypro Corporation, commonly called Kaypro, was an American home/personal computer manufacturer of the 1980s. The company was founded by Non-Linear Systems to develop computers to compete with the then-popular Osborne 1 portable microcomputer. Kaypro produced a line of rugged, portable CP/M-based computers sold with an extensive software bundle which supplanted its competitors and quickly became one of the top selling personal computer lines of the early 1980s. While exceptionally loyal to its...
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This machine was produced by the Bondwell Holding Company, LLC, of Hong Kong, and came out in 1985. It arrived an interesting juncture of the death of CP/M and the birth of laptop computers. While there are earlier laptops and even earlier CP/M laptops, the Bondwell Model 2 came late enough that there was good enough LCD resolution (640x200) to support an 80x25 line display; CMOS chips were advanced enough to allow long battery life (up to eight hours), and 3.5 inch floppies were already...
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Sinclair (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Coleco (2013-04-13 Version)
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The VTech Laser 200 was an early 8-bit home computer from 1983, also sold as the Salora Fellow (mainly in Scandinavia, particularly Finland), the Texet TX8000 (in the United Kingdom) and the Dick Smith VZ 200 (in Australia and New Zealand). The machine ran basic games on cassette such as "Hoppy" Frogger, "Cosmic Rescue" Scramble, "VZ Invaders" Space Invaders and Moon Patrol. The computer was discontinued in 1985 to make way for more advanced home computers. An...
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The Camputers Lynx was an 8-bit computer that experienced a shorter-than-most life in the home computer marketplace, mostly in the UK and Europe. Camputers released the Lynx 48k in March of 1983, a competitor to the ZX Spectrum. Powered with Z80A CPU, the computer was quickly repackaged as a 96k version in September of 1983, with current 48k owners required to send their machines in for a mechanical upgrade. A later 128k version was released in December of 1983. John Shireff designed the...
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Acorn (2013-04-13 Version)
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The Interact Home Computer was a rare and very early (1979) American home computer made by Interact Co. of Ann Arbor MI. It sold under the name "interact home computer". Only a few thousand were sold before the company went bankrupt. Most were sold by the liquidator Protecto Enterprizes of Barrington, IL through mail order. Later on the design was sold to a French company, and re-branded as the "Victor Lambda" for the French market. Browsing the Collection There are 29...
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TOSEC PIX Collection: NEC (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: IBM (2013-04-13 Version)
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Manufactured by the Altos Computer Systems Company, the ACS-8000 was a Z80-based computer with 4k of RAM, running CP/M or MP/M.
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The EACA EG2000 Colour Genie was a computer produced by Hong Kong-based manufacturer EACA and introduced in Germany in August 1982. It followed their earlier Video Genie I and II computers and was released around the same time as the business-oriented Video Genie III. The BASIC was compatible with the Video Genie I and II and the TRS-80, except for graphic and sound commands; some routines for Video Genie I BASIC commands were left over in the Colour Genie's BASIC ROM. Programs were provided to...
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The Apple III (often rendered as Apple ///) is a business-oriented personal computer produced and released by Apple Computer that was intended as the successor to the Apple II series, but largely considered a failure in the market. Development work on the Apple III started in late 1978 under the guidance of Dr. Wendell Sander. The machine was first announced and released on May 19, 1980, but due to serious stability issues that required a design overhaul and a recall of existing machines, it...
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TOSEC PIX Collection: SNK (2013-04-13 Version)
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Wang Laboratories was a computer company founded in 1951 by Dr. An Wang and Dr. G. Y. Chu. The company was successively headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1954–1963), Tewksbury, Massachusetts (1963–1976), and finally in Lowell, Massachusetts (1976–1997). At its peak in the 1980s, Wang Laboratories had annual revenues of $3 billion and employed over 33,000 people. It was one of the leading companies during the time of the Massachusetts Miracle. The company was always directed by...
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The TRS-80 Model 100 was an early portable computer introduced in 1983. It was one of the first notebook-style computers, featuring a keyboard and liquid crystal display, battery powered, in a package roughly the size and shape of notepad or large book. It was made by Kyocera, and originally sold in Japan as the Kyotronic 85. Although a slow seller for Kyocera, the rights to the machine were purchased by Tandy Corporation, and the computer was sold through Radio Shack stores in the United...
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Magnavox (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Fairchild (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Multi-format (2013-04-13 Version)
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From Creative Computing, 1984: The NCR Decision Mate V is an interesting entry in the world of business-oriented personal computers. In its normal configuration, it is furnished with an 8-bit Z80A microprocessor. However, an optional plug-in module is available that converts the machine into a dual 8/16-bit processor with the capability of running both CP/M-86 and MS-DOS. If this option is ordered with the basic machine, it is installed internally. We think this is the configuration that will...
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Dragon Data (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Texas Instruments (2013-04-13 Version)
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The Luxor ABC 800 series are office-versions of the ABC 80 home computer. They featured an enhanced BASIC interpreter, a slightly faster clocked CPU and more memory: 32 kilobytes RAM and 32 kB ROM was now standard, the Z80 is clocked at 3.58 MHz (using an NTSC color subcarrier crystal). It featured 40 x 24 text mode with 8 colors (ABC 800 C) or 80 x 24 text mode monochrome (ABC 800 M). They could also be extended with "high" resolution graphics (240 x 240 pixels, 2 bpp) using 16 kB...
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Designed with power users in mind, the TI-86 graphing calculator has all the power and functionality of the popular TI-85 but with significant enhancements aimed at students of college mathematics, engineering, and science. The TI-86 includes a function evaluation table, deep entry recall, seven different graph styles with multiple line and shading options, and slope and direction fields for differential equations. In addition, the TI-86 boasts 96 KB of user-available memory--three times more...
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Bally (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Prologica (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Dick Smith (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Franklin (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Kaypro (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: HomeLab (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Exidy (2013-04-13 Version)
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TOSEC PIX Collection: Mattel (2013-04-13 Version)